This is a fairly quick review, so that I can get up some reviews of the 8 new Diamine inks for you to look at. I haven't tried them all on lot's of different papers yet, but that will come later.
Today I've been writing with them in my cheap Silvine Notepad. It's fairly absorbent paper, so dry times are quick. It's a white paper so I find it easier to get the ink colours accurate in Photoshop.
I noticed that all 8 of these new ink samples have wet flow, good lubrication, some shading, no sheen. They clean up very easily from skin and pens. I've had these inks in these various pens for at least 2 weeks now, and they all start up immediately with no problems.
Sorry, I haven't yet tested for water resistance, and I will do that soon.
These inks will be available from Diamine in the 150th Anniversary range bottles as well as packs of 20 cartridges. I don't yet have any bottles to show you.